Just so we're clear, I am talking about the client/software version here, i.e. the one that you install on your Mac or PC, not the device.
The Kindle client was recently released for the Mac. I downloaded it and bought a couple of Kindle-edition books to view on this client.
Astonishingly, two features I consider to be more or less essential to any ebook reader are missing in the Kindle client, either that, or I can't find them:
- text searching;
- highlighting text.
First, does anyone know how to access the search feature? I'm aware of the "Go To" button at the top middle of the reader window--the options in that menu when you click the button are: "Cover", "Table of Contents", "Beginning" and "Location." "Location" requires that you type in an integer (but it doesn't correspond to page number--e.g., typing "167" brought me to the table of contents), not a search term.
Second, there's a button on the upper right-hand corner of the window "Show Notes and Marks". Yet I can't find any way to highlight text. The only kind of "note" or "mark" I have been able to record is to "bookmark" a page by clicking the "bookmark" button also at the top of the window.